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One aspect of natural wavy hair care is finding out how to strike the ideal balance between moisture and protein for your hair. As a general rule of thumb, hair that has been dyed, chemically treated or has heat damage will like a lot of protein. On the other hand, hair that hasn’t been damaged usually requires less protein.
Based on this general rule of thumb, I assumed my hair wouldn’t need much protein. I haven’t dyed or chemically treated my hair in close to a decade. I don’t curl or straight iron my hair, though I do diffuse it, it’s never on high heat.
Surpringly, my hair still loves protein! I can get over-moisturized pretty easily and that’s when I know to give my hair more protein.